America's Best Colleges for B Students

America's Best Colleges for B Students : A College Guide for Students Without Straight A's

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High school students who get average grades and don't ace the SAT or ACT discover that an exceptional college education is by no means beyond their reach with this guide. Along with information on what to look for in a college and what colleges look for in their students besides grades, this college reference provides details on more than 175 colleges that make it a point to help students who have not achieved a stellar GPA and includes information on whether colleges feature extra tutoring, help from professors, and distance-learning programs. Advice on the application process emphasizes the schools that look beyond GPA to the extracurricular activities and community involvement at which many average students excel. Quelling both students' and parents' fears about finding a good education with a less-than-perfect academic record, this guide makes it clear that it is always possible. This updated edition has new data on student life, financial aid and costs, deadlines, and admissions information.
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  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 210 x 267 x 40.64mm | 907.18g
  • Los Altos, CA, United States
  • English
  • Eighth Edition
  • 1617601519
  • 9781617601514
  • 45,388

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DON'T LET YOUR GRADES STOP YOU FROM GETTING A GREAT EDUCATION Think you can't go to a good college because your grades or test scores are too low? Think again! There are some incredible colleges out there just waiting to see your admission application and here is the book where you will find them. Inside you'll learn how to: Boost your chances of getting into college RIGHT NOW
Identify colleges that don't emphasize grades and test scores in their admission decisions
Find schools that provide extra academic support to help you transition from high school to college
Write an admission essay that grabs the attention of the admission officers
Win free money for college with scholarships based on more than grades and test scores
Select the right college with profiles of 175 great schools that say YES to students like you every day
Plus, detailed information on support for students with learning disabilities at each college
America's Best Colleges for B Students has the answers that you need to find the best college for you!
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Table of contents

Section 1: Choosing: How to choose the right college for you
Chapter 1: Where to find colleges that welcome B students
Chapter 2: It's never too late: Make a change for the better right now
Section 2: Getting in: Beyond the basic application form
Chapter 3: GPAs, SATs and ACTs, oh my!
Chapter 4: Winning in writing: The all-important college essay
Chapter 5: Winning in words: The also-important college interview
Section 3: Paying: B students can win scholarships
Chapter 6: B students can win scholarships too
Section 4: Coping: Tips for thriving
Chapter 7: What is due when: The top ten of time management
Chapter 8: Am I having fun yet? The top ten of balancing social and studies
Chapter 9: Where's Mom when I need her? The top ten of living on your own
Section 5: The colleges: A guide to the colleges that welcome B students
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"This excellent 'advice' book is a must read for those students and their parents who want to understand and navigate the process and find the right match toward that important degree."
Karen P. Condeni, Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Ohio Northern University

"Tamra Orr has made an important and rare contribution to the field of higher education. This book offers practical information and advice for students and parents alike."
Mark Campbell, Vice-President for Enrollment Management McKendree College

"This book is a refreshingly candid guide that not only takes the fear out of the college search, but also prepares students for what they'll encounter once they find the right college. Tamra Orr's approach to the college search dispels the fear that B students and their families often face. An easy yet information-packed read!"
Bethany Bierman, Assistant Director Office of Undergraduate Admissions Augsburg College
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About Tamra B. Orr

Tamra B. Orr is a full-time education writer and author in Portland, Oregon. She has written more than 250 nonfiction books for young people and families, including America's Best Colleges for B Students and exam questions for national standardized tests.
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